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Henry du Pré Labouchere (1831-1912), Politician; MP, writer, publisher and theatre owner

Sitter in 16 portraits
Educated at Eton and at Cambridge University. He served in the Diplomatic Service from 1854 to 1864 in a number of countries before being dismissed for refusing a posting to Buenos Aires. In 1865 he was elected as a Liberal MP but lost his seat. He spent the next twelve years away from the House of Commons, gaining renown as a journalist, editor and publisher. He returned to parliament in 1880, winning a seat in Northampton which he held for twenty-five years. In 1885 he drafted the Labouchere Amendment, outlawing 'gross indecency', a euphemism for sodomy. This amendment allowed for the prosecution, in 1895, of Oscar Wilde, who was imprisoned for the crime.

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3589

Henry du Pré Labouchere

by Harry Furniss
pen and ink, 1880s-1900s
NPG 3589

5256

The Lobby of the House of Commons, 1886

by Liborio ('Lib') Prosperi
oil on canvas, published in Vanity Fair Christmas Supplement 1886
On display in Room 25 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 5256

2283

Henry du Pré Labouchere

by Sydney Prior Hall
pencil, 1888-1889
NPG 2283

2248

John Morley, 1st Viscount Morley of Blackburn; Henry du Pré Labouchere

by Sydney Prior Hall
pencil, published in The Graphic 2 March 1889
NPG 2248

2848

Henry du Pré Labouchere

by Sir Francis Carruthers Gould ('F.C.G.')
pen and ink, circa 1900s-1912
NPG 2848

2867

Henry du Pré Labouchere

by Sir Francis Carruthers Gould ('F.C.G.')
ink silhouette, circa 1900s-1912
NPG 2867

x127453

Henry du Pré Labouchere

by Elliott & Fry
chlorobromide print on cream card mount, 1887
NPG x127453

Ax9141

Henry du Pré Labouchere

by Walery, published by Sampson Low & Co
carbon print, published May 1890
NPG Ax9141

x31500

Henry du Pré Labouchere

by Sir (John) Benjamin Stone
platinum print, 27 May 1897
NPG x31500

x12143

Henry du Pré Labouchere

by studio of Giacomo Brogi
vintage print, 1906-1912
NPG x12143

x92145

Henry du Pré Labouchere

by Elliott & Fry
half-plate glass negative, 1887
NPG x92145

x9142

Henry du Pré Labouchere

by Walery, published by Sampson Low & Co
carbon print, published May 1890
NPG x9142

D41953

Henry du Pré Labouchere

after Sir Francis Carruthers Gould ('F.C.G.')
glass lantern slide, circa 1892-1895
NPG D41953